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[Grades: PK-K] Children's Astronomy Books

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May 2nd is Astronomy Day. We prepared books for curious minds to discover more about sky, moon, planets in the universe and everything far above in the sky.

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  • There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System

    Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 26, 1999)
    Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
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  • My First Big Book of Outer Space

    Little Bee Books

    Paperback (little bee books, June 4, 2019)
    My First Big Book of Outer Space is a jumbo coloring book with almost 200 pages of out-of-this-world coloring fun!Kids will love My First Big Book of Outer Space, a follow-up book to the successful My First Big Book of Coloring, My First Book of Unicorns, and My First Big Book of Dinosaurs that's packed with page after page of out-of-this-world fun! The appealing artwork, with its heavy, chunky black lines, are eye-catching and kid-friendly. This book is sure to engage little ones for hours!
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  • ABCs of Space

    Chris Ferrie, Julia Kregenow

    Board book (Sourcebooks Explore, May 1, 2018)
    This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers!The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this cosmic primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little astronomer.Also in the Baby University Series:ABCs of ScienceABCs of PhysicsAstrophysics for BabiesBaby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.
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  • Nerdy Babies: Space

    Emmy Kastner

    Board book (Roaring Brook Press, May 7, 2019)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Nerdy Babies is a new series that will ignite curiosity in even the youngest readers and encourage them to ask questions and explore the world around them.In Nerdy Babies: Space, follow our intrepid infants into the great unknown. Check out the moon and the sun and all the planets in our solar system. Plus, learn about gravity and orbits in this simple text written in question and answer format. With bright artwork by Emmy Kastner, this will be a book that the very littlest nerds will want to return to again and again. Stay curious. There’s more to learn about everything!
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  • National Geographic Kids Super Space Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers!

    National Geographic Kids

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, May 13, 2014)
    An exciting interactive title chock-full of stars, planets, aliens, and everything out of this world brings National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format. For kids who love our universe, this book features the coolest science kids can't get enough of: our planet Earth, cool asteroids, fun aliens, comets, and so much more. Packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, and more, kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun.
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  • Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book

    Britta Teckentrup

    Hardcover (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Feb. 20, 2018)
    The much-loved children’s series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book brings you an elaborate book with peek-through holes that show the moon’s different phases with each turn of the page. Over deserts and forests, Arctic tundra and tropical beaches, the moon shines down on creatures around the world. Children will love discovering how it changes from day to day as the lunar cycle is shown through clever peek-through holes, each revealing the moon in a different size and shape. It’s the perfect light nonfiction book for young stargazers—and an ideal bedtime book, ending with a giant moon hovering over a sleepy town hunkered down for bed. Look for all the books in the Peek-Through Picture Book series: Tree, Bee, Ocean, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.2021 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award NomineeNominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal"Young readers will delight in finding the many creatures on every page. . . . A lovely addition, perfect for bedtime and one-on-one sharing."—School Library Journal"The author's rhyming text includes well-chosen language that delights the ear."—Kirkus Reviews
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  • Solar System for Kids : The Sun and Moon

    Baby Professor

    Paperback (Baby Professor, Oct. 31, 2015)
    What and how big is the solar system? Allow your child to find out the answers to these questions though the use of this very interactive and informative book. In the following pages, you will find pictures that come complete with colors and as few texts as possible just to encourage reading. Buy a copy of this book today!
  • Where's the Astronaut?

    Nosy Crow, Ingela P Arrhenius

    Board book (Nosy Crow, May 14, 2019)
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with little ones by lifting the felt flaps to discover four hidden space-themed friends.Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing with little ones by lifting the felt flaps to discover four hidden space-themed friends. Then find the mirror under the final flap! Parents love these books because they are simple yet robust, and little readers adore them because they’re fun and easy to play with.
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  • The Darkest Dark

    Chris Hadfield, Kate Fillion, Eric Fan, Terry Fan

    Hardcover (Tundra Books, Sept. 10, 2016)
    Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible. Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark. But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.
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  • Astrophysics for Babies

    Chris Ferrie, Julia Kregenow

    Board book (Sourcebooks Explore, July 3, 2018)
    Help your future genius become the smartest baby in the room by introducing them to astrophysics with the next installment of the Baby University board book series!Written by an expert, Astrophysics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the study of how physics and chemistry affect heavenly bodies in space. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about our universe. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an astrophysicist!Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.
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  • Hello, World! Moon Landing

    Jill McDonald

    Board book (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, June 4, 2019)
    Learn from home and explore the world with these fun and easy board books!Discover all about the first moon landing with the hit nonfiction board book series Hello, World!All young children love to look up at the moon. Now here's a board book that teaches them all about the first moon landing, with easy-to-understand details about the Apollo 11 astronauts, the NASA team, spacesuits, the rocket modules, and the world's celebration after the successful mission.Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("An astronaut's job is to travel into space") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! is a perfect way to bring science, nature, and culture into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: •Solar Sytem•Weather•Backyard Bugs•Birds•Dinosaurs•My Body•How Do Apples Grow?•Ocean Life•Moon Landing•Pets•Arctic Animals•Construction Site•Rainforest Animals•Planet Earth •Reptiles
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  • Life on Mars

    Jon Agee

    Hardcover (Dial Books, Feb. 28, 2017)
    In this sneaky, silly picture book for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen, an intrepid—but not so clever—space explorer is certain he’s found the only living thing on Mars A young astronaut is absolutely sure there is life to be found on Mars. He sets off on a solitary mission, determined to prove the naysayers wrong. But when he arrives, equipped with a package of cupcakes as a gift, he sees nothing but a nearly barren planet. Finally, he spies a single flower and packs it away to take back to Earth as proof that there is indeed life on Mars. But as he settles in for the journey home, he cracks open his cupcakes—only to discover that someone has eaten them all! Readers will love being in on the secret: Unbeknownst to the explorer, a Martian has been wandering through the illustrations the whole time—and he got himself a delicious snack along the way.
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  • Once Upon a Star: A Poetic Journey Through Space

    James Carter, Mar Hernandez

    Hardcover (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Nov. 6, 2018)
    Young space and science enthusiasts will be captivated by this exciting exploration of the Big Bang and the origins of the universe.Once upon a star, there were no stars to shine, no sun to rise, no day, no night. Until . . . a mighty BOOM!The Big Bang, the formation of the planets, and the origins of life on Earth are made accessible and fascinating in a poetic, jazzy, free-flowing exploration of space, the solar system, and how we all got here. With its rhythmic, and engaging style, this book is a unique and captivating approach to science and STEM topics that will have kids asking to read it again and again—while learning lessons and concepts that really stick.Parents and teachers will love it too (and will likely learn something!) as their young ones read about our solar system's origins in an inviting, fresh, yet factual format. With art that calls to mind the era of the space race, the book is everything you need: hip, fun, engaging nonfiction for today's young scientists.Critics love Once Upon a Star:"The right 'stuff' for young readers who have wondered about the stars and about their place in space."—Kirkus"Budding scientists and stargazers will find plenty to enjoy in this lyrical introduction to the sun. . . . An excellent resource for STEM-related activities, science curricula, or children who are simply curious about the world around them."—School Library Journal"traces the march of evolution with crisp, graphic forms."—Publishers Weekly“A lively, rhapsodic exploration of the cosmos . . . Each page is a stunning visual feast.”—Space.com"Carter delivers his mini lesson on the Big Bang, cosmic formation, and the coalescence of stardust in gently unreeling, rhyme-sprinkled verse that has the soothing cadence of a bedtime story."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books"a perfect addition to the library of any budding astronaut or scientist."—ReadBrightly.com
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  • Mae Among the Stars

    Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Jan. 9, 2018)
    A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts.When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.She wanted to be an astronaut.Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.”Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.
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  • Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings

    Douglas Florian

    Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 1, 2007)
    Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space. From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebration of our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universal favorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere. Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms.
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  • ABC Universe

    American Museum of Natural History

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, April 21, 2015)
    From an astronaut in space to Voyager, yellow dwarf, and zenith, this ABC board book opens up the entire universe to children! Created in tandem with the American Museum of Natural History, it takes kids on a photographic journey through comets, flares, and planets like Jupiter, and introduces them to black holes, supernovas, telescopes, and more. Perfect for the youngest astronomers.
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  • Stars

    Mary Lyn Ray, Marla Frazee

    Board book (Little Simon, Dec. 26, 2017)
    Celebrate all of the glittering stars in the sky in this tender Classic Board Book by acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee!A star is how you know it’s almost night. As soon as you see one, there’s another, and another. And the dark that comes doesn’t feel so dark. What if you could have a star? Look very closely in this lovely Classic Board Book for all kinds of stars both near and far…because stars are everywhere. Not just in the sky.
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  • 8 Little Planets

    Chris Ferrie, Lizzy Doyle

    Board book (Sourcebooks Explore, Oct. 2, 2018)
    An Amazon Best Book of 2018!A delightfully fun, fact-filled planetary tale from the creator of the Baby University series! Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are.Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind. Orbiting the Sun takes an awful long time. But the 8th little planet doesn't need to worry. It spins on its axis in a really big hurry!Vibrant, joyful art, playful verse, and a fun die-cut shape are sure to have astronomers of all ages celebrating their own uniqueness while they party with the planets.
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  • Rocket Science for Babies

    Chris Ferrie

    Board book (Sourcebooks Explore, May 2, 2017)
    Help your future genius become the smartest baby in the room!Written by an expert, Rocket Science for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to aerospace engineering. Babies (and grownups!) will learn about the basics of how lift and thrust make things fly. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a rocket scientist!Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.
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